News Release - May 21, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN IN ESTEVAN
Estevan MLA, Larry Ward, on behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and
Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, announced that two organizations
have received $6,200 in casino profits through the Associated Entities
"The province established the Associated Entities Fund to distribute a
portion of casino profits for the benefit of Saskatchewan people,"
Ward said. "Since the beginning of 1997 more than $4.5 million in
casino profits have been distributed throughout Saskatchewan for
programs that support children, youth and families."
The Child Advocacy and Family Support Group together with their
partner Mental Health - Child and Youth received $2,500 toward summer
camp for emotionally challenged youth ages five - 12 where they will
gain social skills and increase self-esteem.
The Estevan Council for the prevention of Child Abuse, partnering with
SMILE Services received $3,700 toward a summer camp for vulnerable
youth. The Crossroads Wellness Camp program provides an opportunity
for youth age 10 - 13 to learn about wellness and healthy lifestyles
while encouraging friendships.
The Associated Entities Fund receives a portion of the profits from
Casino Regina, the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford, the Northern
Lights Casino in Prince Albert and the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton.
For more information, contact:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Regina, Phone: (306) 787-4011